Running-in

Tyres

WARNING:
New tyres need to be run-in for approximately 500 kilometres (300 miles). During this time, you may experience different driving characteristics.

Brakes and clutch

WARNING:
Avoid heavy use of the brakes and clutch if possible for the first 150 kilometres (100 miles) in town and for the first 1 500 kilometres (1 000 miles) on motorways.

Engine

CAUTION:
Avoid driving too fast during the first 1 500 kilometres (1 000 miles). Vary your speed frequently and change up through the gears early. Do not labour the engine.

    See also:

    Carburettor (Ford VV type) - idle speed and mixture adjustment
    Refer to Chapter 1, Sections 15 and 16. ...

    Removing a rear lamp
    3-door and 5-door 1. Open the luggage compartment lid. 2. Remove the screws. 3. Disconnect the electrical connectors. 4. Remove the rear lamp. Estate 1. Open the luggage compartment lid. 2. ...

    Engine idle speed check (Every 6000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months)
    Caution: Refer to the precautions in Section 1, Chapter 4, Part A or B (as applicable), before proceeding. Before carrying out any carburettor adjustments, ensure that the ignition timing and sp ...